Malcolm Denny

born: 06 August 1894
Ryde, Isle of Wight,
died: 27 July 1970
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital,
Pontiac, Michigan,
United States of America
(age 75)

British actor who served in the British-Indian Army during World War I (alongside Reginald Denny [né Dugmore], to whom he was either a distant cousin or not related to at all), retiring from duty as a major. He had lived in India for ten years, acting as a policeman for two years, before coming to America in 1922. He later lived in several places in the U.S. including Minneapolis, Minnesota (where he was naturalized in 1936) and Eastchester, New York (working as a fountain pen salesman), before settling in Michigan in the early 1940s; he was appointed regional manager of the Lansing/Flint headquarters of the Research Institute of America in 1942. Denny got back into acting around 1949, occasionally appearing on stage with the St. Dunstan's Guild of Cranbrook, Michigan through at least 1951. He spent his last years in Birmingham, Michigan, and later was a sales agent for Josten's, Inc. jewelry commercial division. He was survived by his wife Myrtle ("Bea," née Wisler; b. 26 Nov 1900, d. 13 Apr 1971), whom he married on 02 Aug 1934 in Chicago, Illinois.
Real name: Percy Richard Malcolm Denny
Height: 5'11"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Mighty Like A Moose
Gigolo at party

Acknowledgements: (birth reg.) (christening record) (christening record) (christening record) (christening record) (1911 England Census) (1922 pass. list) (1930 pass. list) (1930 manifest) (1930 border crossing) (1933 petition for nat.) (1934 marriage) (MN Nat. Card Index) (1940 Census) (WWII draft reg. card) (1946 pass. list) (1952 pass. list) (Social Security Death Index) (Detroit Free Press obituary) (Pittsburgh Press, 16 Jul 1923) (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 May 1924) (Los Angeles Times, 12 Dec 1924) (Pasadena Post, 07 Dec 1926) (News-Democrat [Paducah, KY], 14 Jul 1927) (Arizona Daily Star, 28 Aug 1927) (Times Herald [Port Huron, MI], 10 Mar 1943) (Nashville Banner, 17 Feb 1944) (Detroit Free Press, 02 Aug 1970) (various articles, 1942-1970) (various articles)
1925 LACD: Denny Malcolm photoplayer r3060 Vine [note: Reginald @ h2060 Vine]
1926 LACD: Denny Malcolm h1738½ Whitley (?)
1928 LACD: Denny Malcolm sls mgr Cal Crushed Fruit Co r1738½ Whitney [sic] av (?)
Jesse Brisson (research and information)

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